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Summary

I feel very strongly that nursing is not just a job, it is a calling.  My goal is to be a competent, skilled nurse who provides compassionate care to my patients.  I graduated from Weatherford College in May of 2012 as salutatorian of the Associate degree RN program.  Upon graduating I completed the nurse intern program at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur, Texas.  There I worked in the challenging area of med/surg dealing with a variety of patients and disease processes.  For the last two and a half years I have had the opportunity to work with wound care patients at Weatherford Regional Medical Center in both the inpatient and outpatient clinical setting.  In that setting I have been able to continue learning and gaining new skills/techniques such as wound assessment and negative pressure wound therapy.  I've also been able to hone my skills and learn how to be more effective in communicating with my patients.  I truly believe that we never stop learning and I am a work in progress committed to being the best nurse I can be. 

Interest

I have been blessed with an amazing husband and three beautiful daughters who take up most of my free time.  We enjoy just spending time together and I cherish every moment I have with them.  I am very passionate about my faith and am actively involved in my church.   I love to worship through music and I enjoy singing in the church choir.  I am also an animal lover and a farm girl at heart.  I feel that I am a positive, upbeat person who gets along well with others.  I love to brighten someone's day and feel happiest when I'm encouraging and lifting others up. 

Objective

To work as a registered nurse in the school setting providing quality medical care for students while also advocating for the mental, emotional, physical and social well being of those students.   

Work experience

Oct 2013Present

Registered Nurse

Weatherford Regional Medical Center

Currently working as a registered nurse in the wound care department at Weatherford Regional Medical Center providing care primarily in the inpatient setting.  Currently I am PRN status and I work part time.  As an RN in this department I care for patients with open wounds providing appropriate treatments based upon type, location and etiology of the wound.  I also assess high risk  patients and help create a plan of care that will prevent skin breakdown and pressure ulcer formation.  I work closely with multiple physicians from varying specialties to ensure a positive outcome for our patients.    I advocate for my patients making sure they are fully educated regarding their disease and answering any questions they may have.

Jun 2012Oct 2013

Registered Nurse

Wise Regional Health System

I worked as a registered nurse in the Medical/surgical unit of the hospital.   As an RN in this unit I was responsible for assessing patients, applying appropriate nursing diagnosis, planning and implementing appropriate nursing interventions.  I worked with the physicians as well as other colleagues to provide a safe, beneficial hospital experience. Reason for leaving: to gain experience in a specialized area of nursing.

20072008

Preschool worker

First Baptist Church - Mother's Day Out

Initially I worked as an assistant teacher with the two year old preschool class and gradually became a teacher for the two year old class. Provided play time for the children as well as more structured learning time. Reason for leaving: to pursue an associates degree in nursing at Weatherford College.

20032004

Certified Nursing Aide

Webb's Care Home

Worked in a group home setting assisting residents with activities of daily living. Monitored blood glucose levels as well. Provided assistance with feeding, dressing, bathing, toileting and etcetera. Also provided games and social interaction for residents. Reason for leaving: to stay at home with my children until they were school age.

19981999

Certified Nursing Aide

Navapache Regional Medical Center

Provided care to patients in the home health setting as a certified nurses aide.  Assessed vital signs and notified RN of any changes. Assessed general health and well being of patients during visits. Assisted patients in ADL's such as bathing, dressing and overall hygiene. I also assessed patient for physical as well as psychosocial needs. Provided emotional support and compassion for patients. Reason for leaving: I was pregnant with my first child when I decided to  become a stay-at-home mother.

Education

Sep 2009May 2012

Associate Degree in nursing

Weatherford College

Graduated in May 2012 as salutatorian of the Registered Nurse program.  

19971998

NA

Northland Pioneer College

Attended NPC and obtained prerequisites for the associate degree nursing program.

Sep 1995May 1996

NA

Chandler/Gilbert Community College

Attended CGCC and obtained prerequisites for the associate degree nursing program.

Skills

Critical thinking and physical assessment skills

Ability to assess signs and symptoms and provide appropriate care and treatment in a timely manner.

Patient advocate
Ability to apply principles of infection control, clinical reasoning, nursing process, and patient advocacy.
Communication skills

Ability to effectively communicate with patients and family members in a way that provides understanding and compassion.  Able to listen, reflect understanding and communicate clearly. 

Attention to detail

Ability to pay close attention to important details on a daily basis.

Organizational skills

Ability to organize important documents and assessment findings in a way that makes it easy to locate and utilize when needed.

Provide comprehensive patient care
Ability to carry out fundamental and advanced nursing skills to provide comprehensive patient care.  Some of these skills include patient assessment, IV medication administration, insertion and care of intravenous lines, wound care, pre/post operative care and providing effective pain management.  

Certifications

Sep 2014Sep 2016

BLS

American Heart Association

Basic Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers

Sep 2014Sep 2016

ACLS

American Heart Association

Advanced Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers

References

Kim Weber

Registered Nurse

Professional colleague

Weatherford Regional Medical Center

(435)590-4701

Yvonne Erwin

Registered Nurse

Professional colleague

Weatherford Regional Medical Center

(817)597-4554

Anjoli Cagle

Registered Nurse

Professional colleague

Weatherford Regional Medical Center

(817)896-8739